By Radim McCue Published August 22, 2009
The KickPort was a huge hit at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville July 17-19, winning the NAMM Best in Show award. “It was amazing” says Jesse Bradman of KickPort International. “Our booth demonstrations drew a crowd all day and we met some wonderfully talented drummers and high profile music industry people. Especially cool was winning Best in Show. Jim Rupp, a highly respected drum industry retail expert was the panelist that picked The KickPort for the “Gotta Stock It” category. After that, our booth was packed with drummers, drum store owners and engineers the rest of the show.
In other news KickPort is adding distributors and new drum endorsers regularly. KickPort will be distributed by Pearl in Europe and Japan. U.S. distribution has yet to be announced. New drum endorsers for KickPort include Doane Perry of Jethro Tull, Kevin Rapillo who plays with Rodney Atkins, Gene Chrisman of Legend, Vince Dee of Tim McGraw fame, longtime Tom Petty drummer Steve Ferrone, Chris Williams of Jasmine Cain and Billy thomas, who plays with Vince Gill.